Politics (page 1063)

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    Raleigh taxpayers fund NAACP?

    Courtesy of the Wake Community Network, During the October 18, 2011, Council Meeting, Mayor Meeker stated the NAACP is holding its first Institute in Raleigh next March. He talked about the possibility of the City of Raleigh being a presenting sponsor which would require a $5,000 donation. He asked…
    Terry Stoops, November 1, 2011
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    Carney wonders whether top Obama adviser is ignorant or a liar

    Upcoming John Locke Foundation Headliner Timothy P. Carney devotes his latest Washington Examiner article to dissecting misstatements from top Obama political adviser David Axelrod: I really try to avoid accusing people of lying, because one precondition of a lie is that the speaker…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2011
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    Colvin addresses the Occupy movement’s motivation

    Think the Occupy protesters are motivated by money or inequality? Geoff Colvin of Fortune disagrees. He labels “perceived injustice” as the “real root of today’s rage” among the occupiers and in other protest movements around the world. The elements are the same in protests…
    Mitch Kokai, November 1, 2011
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    Patsy’s back…

    Patsy Christian is back in the news.  According to the News & Observer, The infamous portrait Patsy Christian, former head of the old John Umstead and Dorothea Dix state psychiatric hospitals, was named assistant director for heathcare quality and safety in the Division of Health…
    Terry Stoops, October 31, 2011
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    Quotation of the Day

    Here is Cafe Hayek’s quotation of the day: is from page 87 of Vol. 1 of the 1980 Knopf edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America: But I am of the opinion that a centralized administration is fit only to enervate the nations in which it exists,…
    Michael Sanera, October 31, 2011
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    Carney examines Romney’s relationship with the GOP

    John Hood has explained why he believes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win the Republican presidential nomination. Now upcoming John Locke Foundation Headliner Timothy P. Carney offers his thoughts on Romney’s resilience in a new Washington Examiner article. In…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2011
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    Goldberg analyzes the Occupiers

    Jonah Goldberg offers the following observations in the latest National Review about the collection of protesters who make up the “Occupation.” The tea parties are a remarkable and fairly novel historical development in part because they represent, in Rich Lowry’s words, “solid burghers who typically don’t…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2011
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    National Review tackles the Perdue election-suspension gaffe

    One suspects Gov. Beverly Perdue usually would be thrilled to be featured — with a photo — in a national publication. One also suspects she would have chosen not to get national attention from National Review for her recent comments about the congressional election schedule. Bev…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2011